Silver Spring Summer 2022

Aug 13, 2022
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Montgomery Blair High School

51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901


Organization team
Samuel Du
WCA Delegates
Blake Thompson, Corey Sakowski, and Rich Tayag
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

To prevent overcrowding in the venue, we are limiting each competitor to one guest only.

Masks are strongly recommended.

Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19.

When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to socially distance whenever possibly by keeping 3 feet away from others. We also encourage you not to share puzzles with other competitors.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 95% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Please keep in mind that registrations are approved manually after payment, so your registration may not be approved immediately.
Your registration is not complete until your registration fee has been paid.
All competitiors must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab.

If the competitor limit of 150 has been reached, you can still register and pay the registration fee to secure a spot on the waitlist. During the registration period, any competitor can cancel their registration and allow the first person on the waitlist to take their spot. If you find that you cannot make it to the competition after registering, please contact us so that we can maximize attendance.
All registrants still on the waitlist after the registration period will have their registrations deleted, and will be fully refunded.
We may completely close registration if the waitlist becomes very large.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Zavian Valedon won with an average of 7.60 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Daniel Mullen finished second (7.78) and Ray Bai finished third (7.79).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Zavian Valedon 7.26 7.60 United States 8.017.867.267.337.61
3x3x3 Blindfolded Liam Chen 16.49 17.88 United States 16.4917.1819.98
Clock Daniel Mullen 4.53 5.68 United States 6.394.535.016.995.63
Pyraminx Michael Nielsen 1.57 2.10 United States 2.121.992.191.573.48
Square-1 Brayden Adams 8.75 11.49 United States 11.148.7511.9111.5411.79


For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must read our "Info For First Time Competitors" Tab, and be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!

For All Competitors

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling/running assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

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If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

Groups are posted HERE.

Live results can be found on HERE on WCA Live.

If you are interested in staff, please fill out the following form: STAFF APPLICATION FORM

NOTE: ALL COMPETITORS MUST PAY THE $20 REGISTRATION FEE. If you are selected for staff, you will be refunded the registration fee AFTER the competition has ended.

Staff will be responsible for doing scrambling tasks throughout the day.

Staff members will be provided with free registration for the competition.

Final staff decisions will be made after registration closes.

The competition will be held in the Cafeteria. Enter through the entrance in the middle of the building (not the main entrance). Parking is available in the front of the building on the University Blvd. side.
Lunch options across the street include Chipotle, Santucci's Deli, Starbucks, McDonalds, Papa John's and more.

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Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.

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